Topaz running SLOW on new laptop

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 20,513
Topaz Preferences vs Win10 Graphics settings

Adam2 wrote:

brick33308 wrote:

Adam2 wrote:

Now that you’ve enabled Topaz to use the gpu instead of the cpu, you need to change the settings in windows/NVIDIA to ensure that you’re using the “highest performance” modes.

I looked at the NVIDEA control panel and don't see an option for "highest performance". Instead the only mention of high performance is choosing my NIVIDIEA card over the CPU. Is that what you're referring to?

It really depends on the NVidia control panel and whether it allows one to assign properties to the programs. Newer versions are less user transparent and tend to integrate more fully with the OS.

In your Windows settings, go to system > graphics setup (bottom of the page) and click on it. You'll see a dialogue box like this:

Click on the choose an app to set preference and hit browse. Find your Topaz or whatever you want the OS to assign and add it to the list. Click on the icon and then options and make sure "high performance" is checked (and that it indicates your video card and not the on board gpu is active).

You can try the Hardware accelerated gpu option and turn it on (it requires a system reset) to see if it makes any difference. This is really geared towards gaming and frame management so it may not have any significant effect on your Topaz speed. Hopefully, this helps?

I am a bit confused about this. I have the current versions of Sharpen AI and Denoise AI. In the Preferences of both I can select the GPU or CPU. I have determined that on my computer the GPU processes much faster than the CPU using these programs. Are you saying that in addition to the Topaz program preferences I must also go to the Win10 Graphics settings and do as you show? I also have the Nividia Control Panel and I just checked and I see that I can also set programs to use the GPU, make detailed changes to GPU settings, etc. per program. All very confusing. I thought just setting the Topaz preferences was all I needed to do.

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